Oilseeds - Oilseeds

Pumpkin seeds: low demand despite Chinese New Year

January 4, 2023 at 2:13 PM , Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

DALIAN. Although the Chinese New Year is approaching, demand for pumpkin seeds is unusually low. This is mainly due to the high Covid infection figures that still severely affect China's economy.

Deliveries delayed

The market for Chinese pumpkin seeds is currently largely stable with only a few moderate price increases. With Chinese New Year coming up on 22 January, most people in China are stopping work in the next few days and heading back to their hometowns to visit their families and recharge their batteries. Unusually, demand in the domestic market is low; normally it surges before the New Year celebrations.

The reason the situation is different this year is that purchases and consumption have dropped sharply due to the extremely high coronaviru

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Nuts
Jul 22, 2024
NEW DELHI/AUSTIN. Although US growing regions in the Southwest have faced some heavy rains, growers in parts of Texas continue to face drought and water shortages. In India, prices could soon receive support.
Oilseeds
Jul 18, 2024
CHRUDIM. Czech poppy farmers have sown a good 10,000 ha more this year than in the last two years. This raises hopes of a good crop, even though there are still concerns that the hot and dry temperatures could have a negative impact.
Oilseeds
Jul 18, 2024
NEW DELHI. Indian sesame seed traders are struggling with high competitive pressure. Meanwhile, the sesame seed tender expected at the beginning of July has been delayed by a few weeks.
Oilseeds
Jul 18, 2024
OTTAWA/BRUSSELS. Good crop prospects in Canada are putting pressure on mustard seed prices. Buyers are still holding back on enquiries.